Our eighth Record of the Month for 2023 is Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You, the gorgeous new long player from all-time Drift icon, Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
We'll have to carefully check the records, but (Superwolves aside) this might very well be the first time that Will Oldham has been a Drift Record of the Month, and guys, it's a proper peach! One of his fullest albums in ages, Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You was recorded in Louisville by Nick Roeder, featuring Sara Louise Callaway on violin, Kendall Carter on keys, Elisabeth Fuchsia on viola and violin, Dave Howard on Mandolin, Drew Miller on saxophone and Dane Waters’ voice.
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BPB's voice sounds amazing. Properly amazing. Even as far back as Palace Music it has always been one of the main features of his work, but from wild crooning through gnarled whispers, he has arrived in the last few years as something of a honey-voiced balladeer. Musically it feels like the ensemble ebb and flow around him, the subtlety really is beautiful.
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Tender, funny, warm and absolutely full of life, this is such a treat of an album. Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You is available on a limited 'Rose' colour vinyl pressing. Both vinyl formats are pressed on 140g vinyl with black polylined inner sleeves and foil Stamp on front.
Keeping Secrets Will Destroy is the eight release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.
Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.
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Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Georgia, Cory Hanson, Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.